Our People


Our people are the core existence of our organisation. Tiwi Land Council values diversity and inclusivity and aims to offer a harmonious and dynamic workplace for all. We believe an environment where people are able to be their true authentic self; are valued and heard, is the key. In summary, our people matter. 

Chair

Gibson Farmer Illortaminni


TIWI LAND COUNCIL - ELECTION OF NOMINEES FOR TRUSTEE 2023

 

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission conducted elections from 20 June to 29 June 2023 for the position of Trustee nominee for each of eight Tiwi clans.

 

Eight clan meetings were held. At each meeting nominations were accepted, and if required, an election was held.

As a result of that process, and the Ministers decision, the following clan members are appointed as Trustees of the Tiwi Land Council.

CLAN

ELECTION DATE

PERSON ELECTED

Jikilaruwu (Tikilaru)

20 June 2023

Simon Peter Munkara

Wurankuwu (Ranku)

21 June 2023

Brian Tipungwuti

Yimpinari

22 June 2023

Mary Dunn

Wulirankuwu

23 June 2023

Jeffrey Puruntatameri Miller

Munupi

26 June 2023

Karina Coombes

Mantiyupwi

27 June 2023

Wesley Kerinaiua

Malawu

28 June 2023

Richard Martin Puruntatameri

Mirrikawuyanqa

29 June 2023

Damien Burak Molaminni


Tiwi Land Council Members

Mantiyupwi

Wesley Kerinaiua (Trustee)

Walter Kerinaiua Jnr

Gibson Farmer Illortaminni

Bonaventure Timaepatua

 

 

Munupi

Karina Coombes (Trustee)

Kim Puruntatameri 

Leslie Tungatalum

Patricia Puruntatameri

Dennis Tipakalippa

Yimpinari

Mary Dunn (Trustee)

John Wilson 

Andrew Bush

Austin Wonaemirri

Dennis Dunn

 

 

Malawu

Richard Puruntatameri (Trustee)

Dominic Kantilla 

Miriam Stassi

Sylverius Tipungwuti

 

 


Wulirankuwu

Jeffrey Puruntatameri (Miller) (Trustee)

Stanley Tipiloura 

Vincent Mungatopi

Romolo Tipiloura

 


Wurankuwu

Brian Tipungwuti (Chair of Trustees)

Teddy Portaminni

Ron Poantimilui

 

Mirrikawuyanga                

Damien Molaminni (Burak) (Trustee)

Adonis Wommatakimmi

David Austral

 

 

Tikalaru

Simon Peter Munkara (Trustee)

Valentine Puautjimi

Valentine Intalui

John Louis Munkara

 


TLC Staff

Chief Executive Officer - Robert Graham
Chief Operating Officer - Matt Ellis
Principal Legal Officer - Kaliopi Hourdas
Chief Financial Officer - Maria Juan
Finance Manager - Josephine Martens 
People & Development Manager - Mandy Konatic 
Project / Policy Officer - Helen Daiyi
Grants Officer - Kristine Matienzo 
Quarantine & Biosecurity Officer - Tiana Bremner-Kostrzewa
Executive Assistant / Logistics Officer - Sonja Hoffman 
Receptionist / Admin Assistant -  Tyeanne Heenan-Tinoco
Resource and Environmental Officer - Murray Knyvett
Resource and Environmental Officer - Sarah Ryan
Senior Anthropologist - Helen Haritos
Anthropologist - Nicole Ng
Anthropologist - Isabelle Favre
Media & Communications Officer - Alan James


Past Tiwi Land Council Chairmen

1978 – 1981

1981 – 1991

1991 – 1994

1994 – 1997

1997 – 2000

2000 – 2003

2003 – 2006

2006 – 2012

Cyril Kalippa (Rioli)

Jimmy Tipungwuti

Walter Kerinaiua

Matthew Wonaeamirri

Marius Puruntatameri

Matthew Wonaeamirri

Frederick Mungatopi

Robert Tipungwuti